If you experience pain, burning, or tingling from a neuroma, or a nerve tumor between your toes, the board-certified podiatrists at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists in Aberdeen, New Jersey, can help. They offer noninvasive and surgical options to relieve pain and improve your mobility. Call Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists to learn more about neuroma treatment options or schedule an appointment online today.
A neuroma, also known as Morton’s neuroma, is a painful benign growth of nerve tissue that’s often located between your third and fourth toes. Symptoms of a neuroma include:
You might experience relief when you sit down, take off your shoes, or rub the affected area. Treatment can ease symptoms once and for all.
Anybody can develop a neuroma as it often occurs in response to pressure, injury, or irritation of nerves in your feet. The following factors increase your risk of neuromas:
To lower your risk of developing a neuroma, wear comfortable shoes that aren’t too tight.
A podiatrist at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists reviews your symptoms, examines your foot, and might recommend imaging tests (X-rays, ultrasounds, or MRIs) to diagnose Morton’s neuroma and establish the best treatment option for you. They may recommend:
If you normally wear tight-fitting shoes or high heels, your doctor encourages you to wear comfortable, soft, loose-fitting shoes instead.
If intense, repetitive physical activity is part of your daily routine, rest for a few weeks or try low-impact exercise to give the neuroma a chance to heal. Massaging the area with ice helps ease pain and decrease inflammation.
Taking medications or receiving steroid injections helps reduce inflammation and relieve discomfort.
Foot pads and arch supports that fit inside your shoe reduce pressure on nerves in your feet. Your doctor might recommend custom-made orthotics (shoe inserts) to accelerate your recovery.
If you haven’t responded to conservative neuroma treatments, your doctor might recommend surgical removal of the nerve growth or surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve.
If you experience pain or limited mobility because of a neuroma, you don’t have to suffer through it. Call Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists for an evaluation today or use the online scheduler.